Years: Summer 2008
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram is a Gaius Charles Bolin Fellow in English at Williams College where she teaches poetry. She is a graduate of the Creative Writing Program at Carnegie Mellon University, and received her MFA in poetry from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she worked on the magazine Ninth Letter. She is a Cave Canem fellow, and has attended workshops at Callaloo, The Port Townsend Writer’s Conference, and was awarded a work study scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference (2008) and most recently a residency at the Montana Artist’s Refuge (2009). Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the journals The Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, Callaloo, Cream City Review, RHINO, Sou’wester, and others. She was a finalist for the Mid-American Review James Wright Poetry Award (2008) and the New Issues Press Poetry Prize (2009). Her photography has appeared in the journals Makeout Creek and Valley Voices.